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Dec 24, 2012 6:00pm PST
if you are watching our newscast, right? cbs 5 reporter mike sugerman has the annual story of last minute annual shoppers. how busy are those stores? >> reporter: these are the people who in high school waited until the last minute to turn in their term paper. actually to start writing it. the mall is closed. 6:00. i guess it is last minute last minute, but there are still cars here. >> merry christmas. merry christmas. >> what do you suppose your little sister wants. >> jammies. >> she will get back at her sister some day. >> i told them the elves are already having trouble. >> pretty good right there. >> at brook stone, nay rubbed customers the right way. >> i will sit here all night. >> foot massager. what else but christmas would you ever buy that. 40% of the business comes during the christmas shopping season alone. >> week dirk not during a holiday. we pay do 5 fiscal cliff dollars. we're doing like $30,000 by mid- afternoon now days. >> he says seven times normal isn't as good as other holiday seasons. >> what are you shopping for today? >> family presents. getting shoes and gift c
Dec 27, 2012 6:00pm PST
brutal for bookstores but in this dark evolving narrative there may be opportunity. as cbs reporter mike sugerman explains, long-struggling libraries see a chance to turn the page. >> reporter: shelve this with the nonfiction the story of the scrappy hero who hang in there after being down for the count. check it out. shhh! not that it's a secret but libraries are making a comeback in a big way. >> anytime there's an economic downturn you see a resurgence in library use. >> reporter: that's the story here. san francisco libraries, for instance, seeing 40,000 new card carrying members last year. that's up 10%. while bookstores are dying, libraries are flourishing. and changing. >> it's not the grandmother's library. >> reporter: luis of san francisco librarian, american librarian of the year as a matter of fact, ebooks now make up 5% of circulation. you can borrow them for a couple of weeks, then they just disappear from your screen. or go old school. there's a typewriter room if you have to fill out a form or for whatever reason you might need a machine that visitors may never have seen
Dec 25, 2012 6:00pm PST
. mike sugarman headed to the sierra with the goal, goal of reaching theory resort. he pulled over in heavy traffic and filed this. >> yoo there are world class ski resorts up that day. but that would require chains and four-wheel drives and lot of other cars. here at the corner of emergency parking only annual r and no stopping any time is a place known today as the first snow on the right. the first snow on right about 30 miles northeast of auburn is the place to come when you have just a few hours for a white christmas. >> perfect. >> reporter: can't do this in oakland which is why the reyes family ended up testify first snow on the right. >> 6:00 in the morning, got ready, had some food and came out at 9:00. >> reporter: three hours to get ready for the snow? sure. they are from oakland. >> in oakland, this is okay but not here. >> reporter: here at the corner of no parking any time and emergency parking only at the first snow on the right, there is a big cliff. not something that we hear about these days, but the real one. >> we would love to hear about first snow on the right
Dec 26, 2012 6:00pm PST
to the "fiscal cliff" when doing your christmas shopping? many americans did because cbs 5 reporter mike sugerman tells us retail numbers weren't good. >> reporter: i'm at union square which is mobbed. it's swinging. i spent the day here and it didn't get active until a couple of hours ago and as i look around, i don't see a lot of people with bags. i'm not sure they're shopping. but the retailers really hope they will because because they are in a lot of hurt. susan wanted to buy toys for her grandchildren but couldn't manage to go to a toy store. visions of the sandy hook elementary school massacre were in her head. >> i couldn't take the shopping and seeing all the little kids 5-year-olds, 6-year-olds, particularly saddens me. >> reporter: she bought gift cards instead and none of the extra stuff she might have been found being in stores. december retail is a bummer in the news and stores. >> this is not at all a good holiday season for the retailer. >> reporter: it could have been for the customer. >> 495. our price is 179 and an additional 10% now. >> reporter: and no one is buying it? >> no
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